Allusion vs Illusion

Allusion vs Illusion
Illusion (N)
  • something that seems to exist but in fact does not
  • false idea or belief, especially about somebody or about a situation
Allusion (N)
  • a statement that refers to something without mentioning it directly
  • an indirect reference to someone or something
  • something that is said or written that refers to or mentions another person or subject indirect way
  1. His statement was seen as an allusion to the recent drug-related killings.                                                                                                                                   

Mind Tricks:-
Both the words, Allusion and Illusion, try to hide the facts.
Illusion is not a tough word to learn as most of us know the meaning of illusion. Even so, most of the time, we get confused choosing the right words between illusion and allusion.  
Generally, Allusion is created by Authors in their books or articles. Here, the words Author and Allusion start with alphabet "A", so, we can easily memorize that authors creates allusion. Allusions are generally used in writing that refers any subject or person in indirect way.
Biblical Allusions
  • “It is raining so hard, I hope it doesn't rain for 40 days and 40 nights.” This makes a reference to the biblical story of Noah and the ark he built. He was told by God that it would rain for 40 days and 40 nights and flood the land.
  • “You are a Solomon when it comes to making decisions.” This refers to King Solomon, who was very wise.                                                                                                                                                                                

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